While most people found Sasha and Malia’s facial expressions during The White House Turkey Pardon funny, GOP staffer Elizabeth Lauten did not. In an absolutely uncalled for and unprofessional Facebook post, Lauten said the following,
Of course, Lauten deleted the post after it went viral. Afterwards she issued an apology (now deleted) on Facebook.
I reacted to an article and quickly judged the two young ladies in a way that I would never have wanted to be judged myself as a teenager. After many hours of prayer, talking to my parents and re-reading my words online, I can see more clearly how hurtful my words were. Please know that these judgmental feelings truly have no pace in my heart. Furthermore, I’d like to apologize to all of those who I have hurt and offended with my words, and pledge to learn and grow (and I assure you I have) from this experience.